By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post
The ballot for the Aug. 5 Primaries and General Election will be slightly shorter as five people officially withdrew by yesterday’s deadline of noon.
A spokesperson at the Wilson County Election Commission said Nathan Clariday of Mt. Juliet, an Independent candidate for the Tennessee House of Representatives in District 57 withdrew from that race.
From Post staff reports
Attorney Mark Lee, who was one two key principals in leading the way for the construction of the playground situated in Lebanon’s Don Fox Community Park, is now asking that the playground be closed temporarily for a three-day period for reconstruction and rehabilitation.
Lee said Tuesday he would ask the Lebanon City Council in a formal statement at its regular meeting last night to close the playground so that necessary repairs might be made.
By JENNIFER HORTON
The Wilson Post
Circuit Court Clerk Linda Neal wants to warn the public, especially local retailers, to be aware that some counterfeit money has shown up in recent days.
Neal said late Tuesday that someone passed to her office two $100 bills on Monday that turned out to be counterfeit. The bank where her office’s deposits are made, Wilson Bank & Trust, detected the counterfeit money on Tuesday.
By TOMI L. WILEY
Special to The Wilson Post
MT. JULIET -- Wilson County Schools officials are investigating a reported occurrence Monday afternoon in which Mt. Juliet Middle School students were kept on a school bus, windows up in 87 degree weather, as an act of “discipline.”
Dorinda Wolentarski, the mother of a MJMS student who was on that bus in the Hickory Hills subdivision Monday, said her daughter told her about two male students who said a profanity. The bus driver, only known to Wolentarski as “Miss Rachel,” reportedly stopped the bus and would not start it again or open the bus windows until both of the boys came forward and confessed. One did, but when the other failed to, Miss Rachel reportedly kept the children in the stifling bus, against their protests of “child abuse.”
NASHVILLE -- Graveside funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, April 9 at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery for Mr. Cannady, 65, of Watertown. Mr. Cannady died Apr. 6, 2010 at his residence.
A chef and a veteran of the US Air Force, he was born in Nashville to the late John L. and Nancy Barnes McRannolds.
Survivors include: siblings Rachel (William) Hartley of Knoxville, John (Linda) Cannady and Daniel (Doris) Cannady -- all of Mt. Juliet; as well as several nieces and nephes.
Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown, is in charge of arrangements.
LEBANON -- A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10 at Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, 1500 Hickory Ridge Road for Mr. Johnson, 76, of Mt. Juliet. Mr. Johnson passed away April 5, 2010.
Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Services will be conducted by Rev. Ann Fraley. Interment will be at a later date in Iowa.
Survivors include: wife Sherry Johnson; sons Terry Johnson of Des Moines, IA and Craig Johnson of Birmingham, AL; step-sons Ron (Ty) Keegan, Richard Keegan of Silvis, IL, and John (Michelle) Keegan of Hendersonville; brothers Don (Karen) Johnson of Clarence, IA and Francis (Joann) Johnson of Ankey, IA; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice and the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.
MT. JULIET -- Mr. Patrock, 73, of Hermitage, died April 6, 2010 following an extended battle with cancer. Mr. Patrock proudly served his country in the US Navy and the Air Force (SAC) during the Korean War. He had a lifelong love for aviation and retired from American Airlines after 30 years of service. Mr. Patrock was a member of the Central Tennessee 2-way Communication Operations Group. His call sign was Pat#624.
The family will receive friends 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 10 at 1012 Lakeview Drive, Hermitage.
Survivors include: children Francis Wilson, Dr. Richard Patrock, Dorothy “Dody” Patrock, RN, Donald Patrock, Jr., Victoria Ann Patrock and Nick Patrock. Also surviving are grandchildren Patricia, Amanda, Dustin, Danielle Joy, Brandon, Agam, Victoria, Donald, III, Sophia-Joy, Nicole, Christopher, Andrew and Caitlin Marie; great-grandchildren Isaiah, Breanna, Ramiro and Lilly Anna; nieces and nephews Sherry, Patricia, DeeDee, Bryce and Brian; cousin and friend Dorothy Poluna; dog Nike; as well as family in his second home of Melbourne, Australia, the birthplace of his beloved wife.
He was the son of the late Nick and Anna Ruttner Patrock. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Joy Patrock and his brother and sister-in-law, Nick and Marie Patrock.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Betty Adams, Memorial Chair, 14270 Lebanon Road, Old Hickory, 37138 or New Leash on Life, 507 W. Baddour Pkwy., Lebanon, 37088.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the sweet friends and neighbors who provided friendship and caring especially after Joy’s death. Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel.
MT. JULIET -- A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, April 11 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mrs. Homeyer, 80, of Mt. Juliet. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 26, 1929, to Col. and Mrs. Nelson McKaig, she died Apr. 3, 2010 at Providence Assisted Living Facility.
A longtime educator in Mt. Juliet, she retired from the Wilson County Schools in 1992. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Social Work from the University of Alabama. Her genuine affection for her students was felt by all who knew her. Her other passions included her own children, her many, many animals, her cheerleaders, feeding the hummingbirds of Wilson County and Alabama football.
Mrs. Homeyer was also active in the Mt. Juliet community, as a founding member of Our Father’s House, an active volunteer with Summit Medical Center, the Flying Aces and the Mt. Juliet Help Center.
Memorial services will be conducted by Brother Jim Rowlett.
Survivors include: her sister-in-law June McKaig, and nephews James and Keller McKaig, of Birmingham, Alabama. She is also survived by many friends who loved her as family.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Homeyer is preceded in death by her brother James McKaig, her husbands Frank Homeyer and Gene Davis and her children William “Rusty” Hembree and Dinah Lee Homeyer Zimmerlee.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Father’s House, 11380 Central Pike, Mt. Juliet, TN or New Leash on Life, 507 W. Baddour Pkwy., Lebanon, 37088.
Bond Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
BULLETIN -- Alysha Clark, former Miss Basketball from Mt. Juliet High and the two-time top scorer in the nation, is taking her game to the next level. Clark, a 5-10 All-American forward from Middle Tennessee State, was selected with the fifth pick in the second round (17th overall) in Thursday's WNBA draft by the San Antonio Silver Stars.
San Antonio went 15-19 last season and nearly upset Phoenix in the Western Conference playoffs.
In college, Clark was a four-time Player of the Year, the last two seasons in the Sun Belt Conference with MTSU and her frehsman and sophomore years in the Atlantic Sun Conference with Belmont.
Clark scored 28.7 ppg as a senior at MTSU, helping lead the Lady Raiders to the Sun Belt Conference tournament championship and a berth in the NCAA tournament.
She helped lead Mt. Juliet High to the 2005 Class AAA state championship. That season Clark was named MVP of the state tournament, the Gatorade Tennessee Player of the Year, was named an AAU All-American and was named to the Girls All-Southern Basketball Team by the Orlando Sentinel.
I’ve been on a mission since the birth of my first child almost 11 years ago. As hard as I’ve tried to complete this mission, I fall short every time. Actually, I usually fall head first into a big bowl of Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey. ‘What is this mission’ you might ask. [Begin Theme Music from Mission Impossible] I’m on a mission… TO LOSE WEIGHT! And while Ethan Hunt was a mastermind at defusing bombs and retrieving deadly genetically engineered viruses, dieting while stuffing fistfuls of candy into plastic eggs, serving up slice after slice of ooey gooey pizza or forgoing a late night dance with a 3 Musketeer, would leave even him waving a white flag of surrender.
Dear Ken: I read where actor Fess Parker died recently. What can you tell us about the man who played both Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone on TV?
Of the hundreds of actors I interviewed over the years, Parker, who died March 18 at age 85 of natural causes, was easily one of the nicest. An astute businessman and humble about his craft, he once told me that his movie credits didn’t amount to “a hill of beans.” Born in Fort Worth, he grew up in San Angelo, Texas, where his family raised cattle and crops. He served in the Navy in the Philippines near the end of WWII. It was his appearance in the 1954 film “Them!” that caught the eye of Walt Disney who recognized the 6-foot-5 tall actor would be a perfect fit as his Crockett.
Wilson Living Magazine is always on the hunt for our “Founders’ Favorites.” Luckily, there are so many talented people in the area that we never have a problem finding new and amazing products and businesses to feature each issue.
One of our Founders’ Favorites this next issue is the ART MILL. Located on Lebanon’s thriving square at 115 S. Cumberland Street, the Art Mill is the brainchild of local artist extraordinaire Scott Harris.
By GEORGE ROBERTSON, M.D.
On a pretty spring day after a 1-inch rainfall the day before, my grandson and I tracked into a muddy recently plowed field near the Cumberland River. It had been a good site for Indian arrowheads the year before and we figured it would give us some good finds again this year. A breaking plow had been used to turn over 4 or 5 inches of rich dark reddish brown soil just deep enough to hopefully unearth underlying rocks. The warm sun had dried much of the moisture from the ground but it was just still a little muddy to be walking the fresh turned dirt and we wanted to be the first ones in the field after the plow.
By ANNE DONNELL
Do you ever play one-word games? You know, when the person whose turn it is names something and everyone else has to say one appropriate word about it. Sounds like your kind of thing, word lady.
-Yes, I’m a Former Student of Yours at LHS
This sounds like a drinking game to me, but it could have sober possibilities. I’ve never played it, but I did find a version online from Pew Research Center called “Congress in a Wordle.” 749 people were asked a one word description of Congress; the top fifteen most frequently used choices were dysfunctional, corrupt, self-serving, inept, confused, incompetent, ineffective, lazy, bad, sucks, poor, crook, disappointed, gridlock, idiots. Oh, my. But, that’s for another day.
By ZACK OWENSBY
The Wilson Post
Children who live daily with disabilities have in a place in Wilson County where they can go to be just like every other kid and experience things they haven’t yet had the chance.
Unfortunately, they all can’t afford the expenses, but leaders hope you will help.
By BEN DUDLEY, The Wilson Post
After kicking off National Safe Digging Month by reminding citizens to call 811 before digging to check for utility lines, Lebanon’s City Council agreed Tuesday night to support a volunteer "sand and seal" party.
Attorney Mark Lee, who was one two key principals in leading the way for the construction of the playground situated in Lebanon’s Don Fox Community Park, explained to the council that the park is still in great shape after 15 years but needs a bit of a shine to keep it going.
From Post staff reports
In another 10 days Lebanon’s James E. Ward Agricultural Center is going to take on the appearance of a bucking bronco festival.
On the weekend of April 16 and 17, the Ward Agricultural Center will be the host site of what’s being billed as the First Annual Charity Whip Crackin’ Rodeo.
From Post staff reports
Judge David Durham told members of the Lebanon Morning Rotary yesterday that although our court system in the U.S. is the “best in the world” it still has its problems.
Durham, who was appointed Criminal Court Judge for the 15th Judicial District just over a year ago replacing the late Judge J.O. Bond, said overcrowded dockets are responsible for many of the issues that impact the judicial system.
From Post staff reports
A man claiming to be a member of the Aryan Brotherhood gang was arrested Tuesday on charges including reckless endangerment, possession of a handgun while under the influence among others.
He was booked into the Wilson County Jail with a bond of $5,000.
From Post staff reports
A man and woman are facing assault charges in an incident involving another couple earlier on Thursday near North Cumberland Street in Lebanon.
According to report filed by Lebanon Police Officer Elvis Huff, he responded to a call reporting an armed subject on North Castle Heights Avenue near North Cumberland Street around 12:30 p.m., yesterday.
MT. JULIET -- Wilson Central was its own worst enemy Tuesday night as nine Wildcat errors helped Mt. Juliet to a 12-2 win District 9AAA win. The Golden Bears of Coach Mark Purvis improved to 13-2 oveall and 2-0 in the district. Central fell to 0-2 in league play.
Jake Harper (1-1) picked up the pitching decision, struck out eight and scattered six hits. Allen Ecton absorbed the loss. Harper helped his own cause with a two-run HR in the bottom of the fifth. Logan Dalton had two run-scoring singles and Caleb Chowbay singled, doubled and scored two runs.
The two teams go at it again tonight in a 7 p.m. game at Wilson Central.
FCS 15, Trousdale Co. 1
HARTSVILLE -- Friendship Christian improved to 12-2-1 overall and 4-0 in District 8A play Tuesday with a 15-1 win at Trousdale County High. The Commanders pounded out 15 hits -- led by a perfect 4-for-4 by Drew Erie. Chris Hall and Matt Goodner added three hits apiece.
Mitch Miller (2-1) picked up the pitching decision, scattering four hits with six strikeouts.
FCS plays at Class AAA Cookeville High today in a 4 p.m. game.
Wilson Central 8, Lebanon 7
LEBANON -- Wilson Central took an early 3-0 lead and held on for an 8-7 victory over Lebanon High Tuesday evening at Baird Park. Dana Lefler picked up the win for the Lady Wildcats, scattering eight hits. She helped her own cause with a triple and a double. Bekah Hutsenpiller and Sara Tichenor each had a pair of hits for the winners.
Lebanon (9-8 / 2-2) got a pair of hits from Jessica Lingnau and Tori Brewington while Katie Blackburn ripped a two-run triple.
LHS is scheduled to host Gordonsville Thursday in a 5 p.m. game at Baird Park.
Watertown sweeps Antioch
WATERTOWN -- Coach Brandy Baird's Tigerettes improved to 8-6 on the season with a boubleheader sweep of visiting Antioch Tuesday at Three Forks Park.
Watertown took the opener 14-0 in two and a-half innings, pounding out 15 hits. Jamie Reed picked up the pitching decision, striking out five and allowing just one hit. She also drove in five runs with a three hits, two doubles and a a single.
Catcher Hannah Reeder was a perfect 3-for-3 while Jordan Brewington had two hits and scored twice.
The nightcap found Watertown winning 5-1 as Reed went four innings for the win. She allowed just four hits and struck out nine. Megan Bryan drove in two runs with a single and a double while reed added two hits.
Watertown will host a doubleheader Monday, April 12 at Three Forks Park, playing Friendship Christian at 4 p.m. and Clay County at 6 p.m.
FCS 9, Gordonsville 6
SOUTH CARTHAGE -- Friendship Christian came back from a 6-1 deficit Tuesday and defeated Gordosnville 9-6 at Crump Pair Park.
The win boosted the Lady Commander record to 5-8 overall as Kaity Woodall led the FCS hit parade with a perfect 4-for-4. Hunter Holland and Brooke Klinefelter combind on the nine-hitter as Holland got the win, Klinefelter the save.
FCS is scheduled to host Red Boiling Springs Thursday at 5 p.m.
MJCA 4, St. Cecilia 3
NASHVILLE -- Mt. Juliet Christian Academy upped its record to 6-3 overall / 3-3 in the East-Middle Division of TSSAA Division II Tuesday with a 4-3 win at St. Cecilia.
Emily Threadgill scattered a four hits and struck out six to pick up the win. Leanna Sanders had a single and a double for the winners.
MJCA is scheduled to host Nashville Glencliff Thursday in a 3:30 p.m. contest.
BULLDOGS BELT 7 HOMERS
LEBANON -- Matt Greener’s bloop single plated Troy Frazier in the bottom of the ninth, ending a wild game as fourth-ranked Cumberland outlasted No. 8 Lee Univ., 17-16, Tuesday afternoon at Ernest L. Stockton Field.
CU improved to 29-7 overall in a game that included 38 hits and two seven-run innings, while Lee dropped to 29-10.
Frazier hit a pair of home runs for the Bulldogs, who came from behind three times in the contest and ended a two-game losing streak to the Flames. Cumberland had seven homers in the contest, a season-high, and used the long ball to stay in the game on a day the wind was blowing out to rightfield with gale force.
Frazier and David Fanshawe belted home runs in the third and Kris Miller and Greener hit back-to-back shots to leadoff the seventh to tie the game. The Bulldogs added five more runs in the seventh, including Frazier’s second home run of the game and a three-run shot from Greg Appleton, to take a 14-9 lead.
But Lee answered with seven runs of its own in the top of the eighth, with eight consecutive batters reaching including six hits, a walk and a hit batter. Cumberland tied the game again in the bottom of the inning on a groundout from Max Kautz and a two-out double from Appleton that scored Kautz from first.
In the ninth Frazier led off with a double down the leftfield line, his fourth hit of the day, and the Flames intentionally walked Miller to face Greener, who entered the game batting .496. The senior fisted a single into short left and Frazier’s slide to the inside avoided the tag for the winning run.
Frazier finished 4-for-6 with four RBIs and four runs scored in the contest, while Appleton added three hits and four RBIs and Greener had three hits and two RBIs. Miller and Kautz posted two hits apiece and Kautz scored three times.
Robert Post (3-2), the fifth Bulldog pitcher of the day, picked up the victory, allowing just one hit and striking out four in 1.2 innings of work. Aaron Everett (3-4), the fourth Lee hurler in the contest, took the loss, giving up three runs on three hits in 1.1 innings.
Cumberland plays at Campbellsville Univ. Wednesday in a single game at 2 p.m. CT before heading to rival Trevecca Nazarene for a three-game series in Nashville starting Friday at 2 p.m.
LEBANON -- Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, April 9 at the Sellars Funeral Home on the Baddour Parkway for Mrs. Farley, 82, of Lebanon. The daughter of the late William Alvin and Lola Ethel Humble Wilson Sr., she died Apr. 6, 2010.
The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, and from 1 p.m. until service on Friday. The chapel service will be conducted by Pastor John Hunn and Reverend Barry Ellis. Interment follows in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Her legacy includes children James (Martha) Farley and Marie Farley; grandchildren Maggie F. (Erik) McDaniel, Angie F. (Peter) Keating, Rachel M. Farley, James Maxwell Carter and Jessica R. Carter.
Also surviving are brothers William Alvin (Marion) Wilson Jr. and Elton Wilson; brother-in-law Dr. Ray Farley; great-grandchildren Josiah McDaniel, Abbie McDaniel, Olivia McDaniel, Kiley McDaniel, Jedidiah McDaniel, Graham Keating, Martha Amelia Keating, Annabelle Lee Keating, Caleb James Lander and James Maxwell Carter Jr.; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Farley is preceded in death by husband James Lee Farley, brother-in-law Leonard (Marion) Ballard and sister-in-law Nannie (C.M.) Smith. Active pallbearers: Josiah McDaniel, Erik McDaniel, Peter Keating and James Maxwell Carter. Honorary Dr. D. Ray Farley.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, 313 W. Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon.
MONDAY, APRIL 19 AT LHS -- The newly formed Lebanon Youth Track Club will hold its first information meeting and practice 5 p.m. Monday, April 19 at the Lebanon High School / Nokes-Lasater Field track. All youth in eighth grade or below are encouraged to come check out the fun.
The Lebanon Youth Track Club is a member of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and the cost to join the club is only $12, which includes an individual membership in the AAU. Matt Smart, the club director and coach, is excited to get the program off the ground.
“I’m encouraged to see the rising interest in running and fitness among our youth in the Lebanon community,” Smart said. “This club will provide a great introduction to the sport of athletics and get kids prepared to run some fun track meets in the middle Tennessee area this spring and summer.”
Meets scheduled for this season include the Hershey Track and Field series held in Murfreesboro, the Tennessee Youth Invitational held at the University School in Nashville, AAU qualifier meets in Nashville and Knoxville, and the Nashville Striders All-comers meets.
For more information, call Matt Smart at 615-500-4709 or email him at email@example.com.
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